Review of Cover of Night


Cover of Night

Laura Griffin

September 4, 2017

Pocket Star

Blurb: Sparks fly when a journalist and a Navy SEAL cross paths in Thailand in this third entry in the thrilling and sexy Alpha Crew series from New York Times bestselling author Laura Griffin.

Journalist Karly Bonham is on her first overseas mission, covering the new United States ambassador to Thailand, when she is taken hostage by terrorists, with only her wits and courage to keep her alive—until help arrives in the form of Navy SEAL Ethan Dunn.

As part of an elite SEAL team called Alpha Crew, Ethan has been on countless harrowing missions, but he knows this one is different the instant he meets Karly—the sexy young reporter who somehow managed to escape the terrorists’ clutches. Ethan is impressed by her, especially when he learns she has intel that could be the key to a successful rescue op. Ethan knows working with a civilian raises the stakes on an already dangerous mission. But with the clock ticking down, he enlists Karly’s help to thwart a vicious plot and bring a terrorist mastermind to justice.


If you read my review of Alpha Crew on 8/28 where I said I’d be immediately reading Cover of Night and were waiting for that review and thought: OMG, it must be horrible if it’s taken her this long. Nope. I read Cover of Night that evening and loved it. It’s just that I also read two books since then and life is CRAZY!

First off, Cover of Night is a novella coming in at around 166 pages according to Amazon. That seems to be a fixation for some readers regarding that, but not for this one.

I plowed through Cover of Night. Like Alpha Crew (and almost any Laura Griffin book),  Cover of Night zooms right into the action. Karly is on a boat after snorkeling and people start being killed around her. She manages to send off a message and then must swim for her life.

In comes our band of Navy SEALS, with Ethan finding and rescuing Karly.

There was an immediate connection between Ethan and Karly, although she did rebuff him and did not immediately pursue a relationship with him. Some writers could have easily just followed a formula, but Griffin doesn’t, ever. Even in a  novella, the characters have their own personalities and quirks.

For me, romances that occur in romantic suspense can be quick to come about but believable because I think that people under the stress experience heightened emotions. They may trust and permit themselves to be more emotional than they would in just everyday situations.

There is almost non-stop action in Cover of Night, which keeps the reader glued to the book. Even with its short-length, I felt satisfied when I reached the end, but also wished I could immediately read the next one.

Cover of Night is available on September 4, 2017. Time to get your Laura Griffin fix.

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

From Amazon: Cover of Night


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